Meet our founder - Judi Cranston
A music educator at heart, this is what she has to say:
We all wear many hats – and I’m no exception!
Mum, motivator, musician, mentor… and that’s just part of the story.
I’m a survivor, a swimmer, a passionate traveller, a positive thinker, a dreamer, a believer in the power of possibilities and music.
I’m also a highly experienced teacher and a lifelong student. I believe that my journey, my values and my music have all shaped who I am and what I am now able to offer back to the world.
I was born in Auckland, the youngest of four children. Maybe my need to perform and entertain comes from having so much competition for attention at home! Anyway, I’ve always loved music and after gaining my degree (Bachelor of Music Education), I threw myself into teaching children of all ages – from pre-schoolers through to secondary.
I loved performing as well, so in 2005 I left teaching to unleash my inner rock star, founding a group called Famous Fish. We toured extensively around New Zealand and were extremely successful in the corporate market, developing different products including a popular “Blues Brothers” show. At the same time I also developed the Famous Fish School of Rock, which went beyond the notes and music to providing inspiration and motivation.
In 2007, life threw up a challenge after breaking my knee on stage (ironically whilst performing Gary Moore’s “Walking”!) and as I couldn’t perform, decided to have a new focus. Using my teaching background, I created kindyRock – a music education company. I have since dedicated my energy and creativity to provide musical resources for preschoolers. Setting a goal in 2008 that I wanted my music to be used globally, I am proud to say that is now the case.
Reason Why People Use kindyRock Music #1
The main reason our music is used by so many people is because they LOVE it! The reason the music is so loved is because we make sure every song contains these four things:
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